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  1. #481
    The Trump administration is expanding a program designed to return migrants to Mexico while they await asylum proceedings, according to reports.
    Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), otherwise referred to as ‘Remain-In-Mexico,’ will be implemented at additional hotspots along the southern border, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have revealed.
    The program will be rolled in the Tucson and Del Rio sectors, which have seen an increase in illegal crossings and human trafficking after other sectors, such as Laredo and El Paso, put the protocols in place.
    “Officials estimate DHS will send at least one busload each day from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Tucson sector to the Texas border city of El Paso, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the internal plans,” the Washington Post reports.
    “Migrants will have interviews to determine if they would be at risk in Mexico, and if not, will be sent to Ciudad JuŠrez to await their U.S. immigration court hearings.”
    Additionally, the Del Rio sector will see the program implemented in similar fashion.

    More at: https://www.newswars.com/trump-admin...exico-program/
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    2020 ,....looking better.....

  4. #483
    The first Central American asylum seeker sent to Guatemala under that country’s “safe third country” agreement with the U.S. has opted to instead return to his home in Honduras.A tearful Erwin Josť Ardůn Montoya arrived Saturday at his parents’ small adobe house in the village of Colůn in the poverty- and drought-stricken municipality of Trujillo. He refused an offer of asylum in Guatemala, including a job and place to live, choosing to instead be with family rather than alone in another country.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/central-ameri...202557971.html

    I guess he didn't really need asylum.
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  5. #484
    Ken Cuccinelli, the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, lauded the Trump administration’s Remain in Mexico program, which has sent tens of thousands of asylum seekers back across the southern border to wait.
    Cuccinelli appeared Sunday on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the White House’s efforts to manage the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, including its recent order to relocate National Park rangers to the area to help Border Patrol rangers and its success with the Remain in Mexico program.
    “Well, first of all, the Department of Interior owns an enormous portion of the border. I want to say as high as 40% of the border is in Department of Interior land, so there’s a logic to bringing Department of Interior law enforcement down to the border,” Cuccinelli said Sunday. “President Trump has been aggressive with every legal lever he can pull. Doesn’t mean we pull them all at the same time, but this is one more way to interdict these flows of illegal aliens.”
    Cuccinelli also noted that these National Park rangers will have arrest powers, allowing them to fully assist Border Patrol agents as the U.S. government cracks down on the flow of illegal migration and fight against cartel activity.
    When DHS chief Chad Wolf visited the border earlier this week, according to Cuccinelli, officials within Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and in United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) all called Remain in Mexico an “overwhelmingly useful, helpful, successful” program.


    Remain in Mexico, which is also known as Migrant Protection Protocols, requires asylum seekers who crossed through Mexico to reach the southern border to go back and wait in Mexico while their claims are processed through the U.S. immigration court system — a process that could take months. The program is ultimately designed to mitigate fraud as it prohibits asylum seekers from escaping into the interior of the U.S. before their claims are adjudicated.
    Cuccinelli said the program, which was launched in January, has sent roughly 60,000 migrants back to Mexico.
    “This is not just for people seeking asylum. It is also for people who’ve crossed the border illegally and they’re essentially on what we call a ‘detained docket.’ It means they are not going to be released until their case is heard, and so they’re waiting in Mexico as well,” he said.
    “It’s been phenomenally successful, phenomenally helpful and really we need Mexico to maintain it and expand it,” Cuccinelli continued.

    More at: https://www.infowars.com/dhs-deputy-...exico-program/
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  6. #485
    New York’s immigration court has long been the asylum capital; it has made two out of every five of the nation’s grants since 2001, while handling a quarter of the caseload. With approval of 55 percent of the petitions in the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, it still grants a greater percentage of asylum requests than any other courts except San Francisco and Guam.
    But New York’s golden door is slamming shut for far more asylum seekers than in the past, especially for women like Ana.
    The asylum denial rate in the New York City immigration court rose from 15 percent in fiscal year 2016, the last full year of the Obama administration, to 44 percent in fiscal year 2019, which ended Sept. 30. The rest of the country, excluding New York, has been relatively stable, with denials going from 69 percent to 74 percent. That is, the rate of denials in the rest of the country increased by one-ninth, but in New York they almost trebled.
    There are other courts where the rate of denials has shot up sharply over the same period: Newark, New Jersey (168 percent); Boston (147 percent); Philadelphia (118 percent). But because of the volume of its caseload, what’s happening in New York is driving the national trend against asylum. For now, in sheer numbers, New York judges still granted more asylum requests over the last year than those in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Arlington, Virginia, the next three largest courts, combined.
    An analysis of federal data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University and interviews with former immigration judges, lawyers, immigrant advocates and experts finds multiple reasons for the sharp shift in the nation’s largest immigration court as compared to the rest of the country:
    —Many more migrants are coming to the New York court from Mexico and the “Northern Triangle” of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, and the judges have been far more likely to deny them asylum than in the past: from two out of five cases in the 2016 fiscal year to four out of five cases in the 2019 fiscal year.
    —Many veteran New York judges retired, and most of the replacements have a prosecutorial, military, or immigration enforcement background. In the past, appointments were more mixed between former prosecutors and immigrant defenders. Immigration judges are appointed by the U.S. attorney general and work for the Justice Department, not the federal court system.
    —All the judges are under heavier pressure from their Justice Department superiors to process cases more quickly, which gives asylum applicants little time to gather witnesses and supporting documents such as police reports. New judges, who are on two years of probation, are under particular pressure because numerical “benchmarks” for completing cases are a critical factor in employee evaluations.
    “You have a huge number of new hires in New York,” said Jeffrey Chase, a former New York immigration judge. “The new hires are mostly being chosen because they were former prosecutors. They’re normally of the background that this administration thinks will be statistically more likely to deny cases.”


    Some experts say that changes in the way the Justice Department has told immigration judges to interpret the law may be having an outsize effect in New York.
    Starting with Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration’s attorneys general have used their authority over immigration courts to narrow the judges’ discretion to grant asylum or, in their view, to clarify existing law.
    Asylum can be granted to those facing persecution because of “race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” In June 2018, Sessions overturned a precedent that many judges in New York had been using to find that victims of domestic assaults or gang violence could be members of a “particular social group,” especially when police were complicit or helpless. Justice’s ruling in the Matter of A-B-, a Salvadoran woman, seems to have had a particular impact in New York.
    “Where there’s a question about a ‘particular social group,’ judges in other parts of the country may have taken a narrower view” already, said Lindsay Nash, a professor at Cardozo Law School in New York and co-director of the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic.
    Mauricio NoroŮa, a clinical teaching fellow at the same clinic, said new judges would be especially careful to follow the lead in the attorney general’s ruling.
    Andrew Arthur, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington and a former immigration judge in York, Pennsylvania, said Sessions’ decision in the Matter of A-B- would particularly affect Central American applicants, whose numbers have increased sharply in New York’s court. Data show that just 8.5 percent of the New York asylum cases were from Central America or Mexico in 2016; in the past year, 32.6 percent were.

    More at: https://news.yahoo.com/why-rejection...095912863.html
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  7. #486
    The Trump administration has ordered National Park Service (NPS) rangers from around the country to travel to the U.S.-Mexican border to help fight illegal immigration and drug traffickers. Though this policy is not new, having been started last year, a recent investigative report from USA Today brought it to the forefront of the news again.
    The operation, known as the Department of Interior Border Support Surge, began as a pilot program in May 2018.
    This was done by the Trump administration to increase resources for border enforcement at a time when House Democrats have refused to approve the $5 billion that Trump asked for to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. USA Today reported that the president and his staff are using existing resources since Congress has refused to fund the president’s proposed plan, which seeks an increase in the number of immigration enforcement officials as well as border-wall construction.
    Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan praised the law-enforcement surge during a media briefing November 14, saying his agency “has taken action,” absent “a single piece of meaningful legislation” from Congress on border security.
    Administration officials said that the rangers and other officers have given valuable assistance to Border Patrol agents facing a steady stream of migrants trying to enter the United States.

    Park Service rangers from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska, the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Zion National Park in Utah, and other locations will temporarily be relocated to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona on the border with the Mexican state of Sonora, as well as Big Bend National Park in West Texas, also bordering Mexico. The park rangers will work with U.S. Border Patrol agents. Park officials say they've been told they should continue sending park rangers to the border through September 2020.
    “The National Park Service continues to support our federal partners by deploying law enforcement personnel to Department of the Interior managed lands along the southern border,” an NPS spokesperson told Britain’s Guardian. “Due to operational security, we will not be disclosing any additional information about our officers assisting in the operations.”
    Andrew Fitzgerald, deputy chief ranger at Zion national park, confirmed to the Guardian that they would be sending three rangers to the border by the end of the year for three-week rotations.

    More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnew...-border-patrol
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  8. #487
    Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened about four times the number of workplace investigations in the year ended Sept. 30 compared with the close of the Obama administration, while starting fewer probes into gangs, weapons and financial crimes, according to new figures the agency provided to The Wall Street Journal. ICE’s focus on workplace enforcement—targeting both immigrants working illegally and their employers—has intensified in the past two years. Homeland Security Investigations, the ICE arm that carries out criminal investigations, opened 6,812 new workplace cases in the 2019 fiscal year, up from 1,701 during fiscal 2016. The agency made 2,048 administrative arrests, primarily of illegal immigrants, up roughly 500 from the year before.
    ICE carried out one of its most-high-profile investigations in August, raiding several food-processing plants in Mississippi and detaining about 680 immigrants working in the country illegally.
    President Trump has focused his immigration crackdown on preventing new immigrants from crossing the border illegally and discouraging those who do cross from seeking legal protections such as asylum that allow them to stay and work. The data show that, in the past two years, the administration has also put a greater emphasis on enforcement efforts that make it tougher for illegal immigrants to find jobs.
    The emphasis on immigration enforcement is new for Homeland Security Investigations, a law-enforcement agency under ICE with a broad mandate to go after international gangs, weapons, drug smuggling and human trafficking. Agents work on cases from bitcoin seizure to art theft.
    “With ICE, people don’t often make it past the ‘I,’” said Alysa Erichs, the acting executive associate director for Homeland Security Investigations. “We are so much more than immigration.”
    Agency officials said that, in recent years, some state and local law-enforcement agencies have expressed unwillingness to work with its criminal investigators

    (Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...
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  9. #488
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  12. #490
    That's not a surprise but Trump won't listen to them.
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  13. #491
    There is a reason that you have not seen more clips of AOC et al. sobbing uncontrollably at a fenced car park, or Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer exclaiming "what about the children" in recent months.

    The Left's favorite talking point of the first half of 2019 - Trump is caging kids at the border because of his worse-than-Hitler, racist and inhumane immigration policies - has somehow evaporated in recent months...


    As The Wall Street Journal reports, arrests of people crossing the southwestern border have plummeted by 75% since May, marking one of the most dramatic drops in recent history.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that 33,510 people were arrested after illegally crossing the border in November, marking the sixth straight monthly decline since May, when 132,000 such apprehensions marked a 13-year high.
    In fact, The Journal notes that the May-November decline is the biggest in absolute numbers and second biggest by percentage of any six-month period this century.

    The question is why?

    • Did the desperate immigrants seeking refuge in America's welfare state suddenly figure out things are not so bad at home after all?
    • Did Soros' (alleged) caravan-creating funds suddenly dry up?
    • Or did President Trump's immigration policy changes - 'building the wall', increasing spending on border security, and negotiating (tariff threats) with Mexico on immigrant flows - actually work?

    The answer is simple...
    “This is a direct result due to this president’s strategies to address the historic flood of Central Americans, families, illegally crossing the border,” acting CBP Comissioner Mark Morgan said at a press conference Monday.
    “The network of initiatives have worked and continues to work.”
    The program, often called Remain in Mexico, is one of the biggest contributors to the decline of border arrests, immigration experts say. It has deterred some people from coming into the U.S., due to knowledge that they are likely to be stranded in Mexico for months while their cases are decided.


    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/political/...sh-lowest-2013
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  14. #492
    About that $3.6B in military money for The Wall(tm)....

    Federal Judge blocks use of Pentagon funds for wall
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/polit...der/index.html
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  15. #493
    Quote Originally Posted by devil21 View Post
    About that $3.6B in military money for The Wall(tm)....

    Federal Judge blocks use of Pentagon funds for wall
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/10/polit...der/index.html
    It will be overturned.
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  16. #494
    Trump cracks down on immigration by pushing the new name of the NAU, now called the USMCA. "Nationalist"...pffft

    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    It will be overturned.
    No, it won't. They can't push a regional globalist initiative like the NAU/USMCA while building a wall at the same time.
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  17. #495
    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency deported more than a quarter of a million illegal aliens from the United States in Fiscal Year 2019, including roughly 5,500 gang members.
    Between September 2018 and October 2019, ICE agents deported about 267,258 illegal aliens from the U.S. — a more than four percent increase compared to 2018 and a nearly 20 percent increase compared to 2017 deportation levels.
    This year, about 85,958 of those illegal aliens were deported from the interior of the U.S., while the other more than 181,000 illegal aliens were deported after arriving at the southern border.
    The overwhelming majority of illegal aliens deported from the U.S. interior, roughly 65,000, were convicted criminals, while another 13,500 illegal aliens had pending criminal charges against them. There are anywhere between 11 and 22 million illegal aliens living in the interior of the country at any given time, straining ICE’s resources.




    Additionally, ICE deported 5,497 known or suspected gang members who were living in the U.S. in 2019. Nearly 60 known or suspected terrorists were also deported.
    Among those gang members and terrorists deported this year are foreign nationals like 26-year-old Carlos Alfredo Luna-Guebara from El Salvador who was a wanted fugitive in his native country for aggravated homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, and terrorist organization membership.

    More at: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...mbers-in-2019/
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